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in the city of l'aquila. the defendants were members of an advisory committee which met in l'awuila just six days before the -- l'aquila just six days before the earthquake shtruck. they had said there were no signs of concern the preceding six months. prime minister mariano rajoy's party influence has increased in galicia. >> despite rising unemployment and a deepening recession in spain, the conservatives did manage to retain their majority. >> the conservatives' leader in galica gets to keep his job after sunday possible. his party even expanded its majority in the regional parliament. they feared a backlash after cutting spending. >> in a crisis like we're going through now, it is unusual to receive as much support as we did. >> the opposition socialists trailed in second place, suggesting voters do not trust them to solve spain's economic woes. elections were also held in the basque region. >> participation by all rational, political forces and no violence have made today a great day for democracy. >> the basque pro-independence alliance came in second. observers are waiting to see whet
of the okinawa city council. they've adopted a resolution demanding the japanese and u.s. governments take measures to prevent a similar incident from happening again. >> translator: okinawa seems like a lawless area, still occupied by the u.s. army. the anger and distrust of okinawans is at an all-time high. >> the document will be delivered to the japanese government and the u.s. military early next week. other town assemblies are expected to follow suit. in a separate move, okinawa governor hirokazu nakaima announced he will visit the united states sunday. he's aiming to meet with senior government officials to convey the anger of the okinawan people. >>> a joint chinese navy and air force fleet has conducted an exercise near a disputed group of islands in the east china sea. japan nationalized the senkaku islands last month. china and taiwan claim them as their own. 11 ships and eight aircraft from the navy, fishery administration, and marine surveillance agency took part in the exercise. the drill was based on the scenario that the crew of the patrol boat had fallen overboard and were
to make landfall. forecasters say it is on track to combine with an oncoming cold front. >> new york city has come to a standstill. officials have shut down public transport, schools, and the stock exchange. >> the national hurricane service says the storm and is gaining strength as it turns toward the coast. >> in norfolk, va., hurricane sandy is hitting the coast with strong winds and heavy rains. some areas are already under water. even though the full force of the storming is yet to come. in ocean city, md., the first signs of the approaching storm can also be felt. authorities have closed the city's beach. >> this is a big one. it is supposed to be huge. everybody is supposed to evacuate from 17th street down. >> this is almost a ghost town. the residents have either left or barricaded themselves inside their homes. only a couple of daring beachgoers remain. >> [no audio] >> further north, in new york, preparations have been underway for days. people in low-lying areas are bracing themselves for flooding. at this long beach hospital, several buildings are being evacuated. almost 400,
sandy flooded cities, washed out bridges, and caused billions of dollars in damage. >> but new york city is making it clear it is back in business. mayor michael bloomberg rate in the opening bell at the new york stock exchange, which was closed for two days. >> the storm killed over 40 people on the east coast and caused unprecedented damage. >> life is slowly returning to normal in new york. on wall street, major stock their first two-day closure ine- over a century. emergency generators provided the power. most of lower manhattan is still in the dark. an unusual event in the city that never sleeps. >> you look uptown, and you see lights. you look downtown and it is completely black. i was driving with a partner of mine, and i said that i do not think we will ever see something like this again. >> it is scary seeing new york like this, but i am happy to be alive. >> a little confusion, but it is still not so bad. you can get around and maneuver a little bit, and that is it. >> sandy also took out the subway line, which carries 1/3 of new york's workforce each day. flooded tunnels and m
's path have declared a state of emergency. some residents of new york city have been forced to evacuate and officials have shut down the city's mass transit. the storm is unusually large in diameter and is likely to pound a wide area for several days. the hurricane forced evacuation of some 370,000 residents from areas near the sea and new york city. officials have there have suspended subway and bus services. sandy is disrupting corporate activity with many companies not opening for business. none of the theaters on the city's famous broadway will be running performances on monday. the u.n. headquarters will be closed and the new york stock exchange will stop all trading on monday. internet trade willing also be suspended. we'll have more information on the hurricane from rash el ferguson of our weather team later in the program. >>> with just nine days to go before the u.s. presidential election, the hurricane is altering the schedule and strategies of the two main candidates. president barack obama was set to campaign in three key states on monday, but he cut his trip short and retur
and opposition forces are fighting for control of the northern city of aleppo and the central city of homs. human rights activists say more than 30,000 people have been killed in syria since the uprising began in march of last year. they say more than 300,000 have fled to neighboring countries. brahimi plans to visit damascus this week to present his proposal to president bashar al assad. brahimi visited a longtime ally of syria to look for help in ending the crisis. he met with foreign minister of iran ali akbar salehi. salehi said the syrians should deal with the crisis themselves. he proposed an election be held to resolve the conflict. brahimi said the supply of arms to syria should be stopped before the situation gets worse. international activists are accusing syrian government forces of using cluster bombs against rebels. they say government forces have also dropped those weapons on civilians. spokespersons for human rights watch say government planes dropped the bombs over residential areas including suburbs of the capital damascus. cluster bombs scatter hundreds of smaller bombs across a
. home prices rose in almost half of the major cities in september. strong demand was driven by low mortgage rates. the chinese government's monetary easing policies are help push down borrowing costs. the national bureau of statistics released the results of its monthly survey of new home prices sold across 70 cities. guangzhuo in the south showed the biggest gains with 0.4% since august. this is followed by a 0.3% rise in the inland city of xian. overall home prices in 31 of the 70 cities surveys rose compared to the previous month while prices in 24 cities fell. >>> the japanese government's tax commission will start discussing how to soften the impact of a higher consumption tax. that's ahead of its planned increase in two stages. the commission will hold this year's first general meeting on friday. it will listen to tax amendment requests from government ministries and agencies. the consumption tax will go up from the current 5%. it will be 8% in 2014 and 10% in 2015. the focus will be on measures to ease the burden on people who buy big-ticket items when the higher consumption
of eid al adha. anti-government activists in the central city of homs say the military violated the truce, killing four people. heavy fighting was also reported in the northern city of idleb. reports from daraa province in southern syria say government opened fire to disperse demonstrators. the syrian government has warned that troops will respond to any attempts by the rebels to attack or expand areas under their control. >>> people in afghanistan are grieving on a day they should be celebrating. a suicide bomber targeted a mosque in the country's north. the explosion killed at least 36 people and wounded many others. it happened as muslims around the world marked the eid al adha holiday. police say a man detonated the explosives friday outside a mosque in maymana. witnesses say the attacker was wearing a police uniform. no one has claimed responsibility. afghan security forces are trying to stop the violence in their country which is a daily threat. they take full control when foreign troops withdraw by end of 2014. >>> barack obama has served as an example in hiss campaign's effort to
era. the travelers will visit the cemetery on monday in the capital city. about 2,400 japanese people were reportedly buried there. >> translator: i think this visit to the graves will bring some sort of relief to the relatives. >> north korean officials have allowed japanese media to cover the trip. analysts say this could mean a thawing of relations. >>> premier wen jiabao made the comment at a ceremony in the great hall of the people in beijing. hu jintao and others attended the event. foreign dignitaries were among the 1,000 guests. >> translator: china will pursue an independent foreign policy of peace and firmly safeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity. >> japan nationalized the senkaku islands last month. china and taiwan also claim rights. >>> the leaders of japan and china did not exchange telegrams to mark the 40th anniversary of the normalizization of diplomatic ties. yoshihiko noda and premier wen did not send messages on the occasion. in 2002 and 2007 the japanese and chinese leaders exchained letters to celebrate the ties. this year gemba and his chin
to create new jobs. across the street from ohma is the city of hakodate. it opposes the restart. parts of the municipalities are within 30 kilometers of the plant. residents are worried about safety. hakodate's mayor says the project should be frozen indefinitely. he says the city plans to take legal action to stop it. >> translator: our city is considering a lawsuit. i want to prepare quickly. >> industry minister yukio edano says power companies should bear the primary responsibility of winning approval of local municipalities for resuming construction of nuclear plants. he says this remains unchanged from before last year's disaster. >>> members of japan's nuclear regulation authority say they'll examine the ohma plant using new safety standards. they say they won't allow the facility to operate unless it meets the requirements. >>> unemployment in the 17-nation eurozone remained at record highs in august. the european union statistics agency said the jobless rate remained at 11.4%-that means unemployment in the zone stayed at record levels for three straight months. spain's jobless
in caracas -- on the surface, a to could be any city in the world, but after nearly a decade and a half of revolution, young people here care about more than fun. they are very politically engaged. >> i am sure that young people will vote for chavez on sunday, a vote for the candidate who has our best interest in hard. and he is attending a campaign event with the sports minister, handing out equipment to society's underprivileged. he wants the social programs introduced during the revolution to continue. >> the challenge for us young people is to move forward with the revolution. also for the sake of the next generation. >> chavez is promising to continue the path to socialism. he has already nationalized the oil industry, pouring in from into programs for the poor -- pouring in come from the programs -- >> but others have already given up on ghavez -- chavez and his fight for the less fortunate. the challenger has made the rapidly rising crime rate his main issue. >> we do not want to live like this, with violence and out of control crime. >> of venezuela is considered one of the most
much flooding in its wake. >> here is more from america's most populous city. >> the storm has moved on, but the water remains. many of the city's road and subway tunnels are still flooded. public transport will be out of action for days to come. the effects of sandy can be seen on the streets -- residents are relieved that the worst is now behind them. >> well, last night, we could look down this street here, and we saw the river coming toward us. it actually look like something out of a movie. it was unbelievable. >> near central park, a crane dangles from a construction site over the street below. the storm caused it to partially collapsed. there are still strong winds, but nothing like those of monday night, which saw gusts of up to 130 kilometers per hour. there were record levels of flood water. emergency services are working around the clock. firefighters were called to a large blaze in the borough of queens. over 80 houses burned down. residents managed to escape. >> there are numerous trapped civilians. we cannot get any apparatus down the block due to chest-high water, but we
people are dead in the syrian city of aleppo after a suicide bombing in the government controlled part of the city. >> aleoppo has been a major battleground. the two sides seemed to be deadlocked. >> deep craters in the crate a huge amount of explosives was used in this attack. months of warfare have reduced the once magnificent buildings in the square to ruins. wednesday's explosions ripped through a military office club and a hotel. it is caught most of those killed were government soldiers. -- thought most of those killed were government soldiers. >> we condemn these crimes and we contain the nation's plotting against us to support the terrorists. >> ralph forces suspected of carrying out the attack announced last week a new offensive aimed at retaking the city. these images from tuesday's show clashes between government forces and rebels in the city. the rebels are seeking to advanced street by street from the east. the army has control of the west. neither side appears to have made significant gains. president bashar al-assad is said to have ordered thousands of reinforcements to
-largest city has always had a bit of a dodgy reputation. drug trafficking and crimes is big in marseille, just like in any of the port city, and the gangs that dominate the scene have been involved in a brutal war for months now. more than 20 people have been killed since the beginning of this year. >> the northern district of marseille are rundown and neglected. drug gangs rule supreme here. they control entire housing estates, guarding the entrance is. we would not have dared to come here unaccompanied. the streets are no go areas. normally camera crews are driven away forcibly. we have a former police officer with us. he investigated crime here for 20 years. he and his colleagues were not often successful, but they managed to catch some dealers. over time, he got to know their methods. >> look to the left -- that is a place where they sell drugs. there's one of the lookouts waiting for customers. the lookouts watch to see which cars drive by. the system works like a road block. they are responsible for keeping unwanted visitors out and morning their associates. that way they stop the dealer
town, but the economic recession has dragged the city down. work has been suspended at nearly all of the construction sites downtown, whether they be schools, hospitals, or other projects. university fees have nearly doubled. the regional government is cutting costs wherever it can. politicians have racked up 40 billion euros in debt. the problem is catalonia has to pay so much money to the spanish national government in madrid. at least that is what independence supporterssay. she is unemployed. she has a degree in biology and has never been that interested in politics until now. recently, she got involved in the newly founded catalonian national assembly. >> it was the crisis that first convinced a lot of people that an independent catalonia would be good for us. there would be more jobs, a better educational system, and a better health system. lots of people who did not support independence in the past due now. >> but independence is a charge word in the spanish capital madrid. the mood is especially testy in front of the city of bullfighting arena. heavily criticized by animal
with one goal -- to get more women in politics. not an easy task in this conservative city. she has a hard time convincing even women to vote for her. >> the women's list has to appeal directly to women, asking questions like, "why don't you push for your rights? why can women the decision makers? why can a woman not say what she needs -- how much water, electricity, or whatever else?" >> these are the first elections of any sort in six years, but one key political force is boycotting the contest. hamas says the elections are not fair. the poll this been completely canceled in the gaza strip. >> we all know about this division between dogs and the west bank, and if these elections are held without gauze and jerusalem, then the division will only get worse. we want a unified palestinian people. >> out on the streets, opinions are mixed. no one should boycott the election. voting is a human right that we should all exercise. >> we've been waiting for any election since 2006. it is an important step in a vote for the democratic people. it is what we need. >> i'm not going to vote. with local
, hoping to convince him they needed a bosnian muslim in city hall to speak for their interests. they did not get what they wanted. >> the united states expects that whoever is elected mayor of this community will work very hard for reconciliation and will be working for all the citizens of the city. >> survivors find that hard to believe. >> just a thought of someone becoming mayor who is in part responsible for those events leaves me speechless. >> at the side of the worst european atrocities since world war ii, many serbs deny what international courts have ruled a genocide. >> what genocide? that was not genocide. it was civil war. >> 17 years on, many survivors say the election outcome could silence the bosnian muslim voice of srebrenica. >> coming up on the good news for passengers who missed their flights. >> first, some stories in the headlines. hong kong has paid tribute to the 38 victims of monday's collision between the ferryboat and the other boat. they observed three minutes of silence. officials held a memorial service. the accident was hong kong's worst maritime disaster in
kilometers from the turkish border, syrian rebels have seized the city. they witnessed the victory celebrations. most of the population fled while it was occupied by government troops. now that the rebels are in control, people are starting to return. >> i'm back in my town after one year, four months. i'm so excited. i'm so happy. >> the fighting continues elsewhere in syria. clashes were especially heavy in homs. there was fighting across the city. what's coming up, hugo chavez wins a fourth term in venezuela. >> here is a look at other stories making news. two afghan intelligence officers have been reported killed in a suicide attack in a southern city. a car bomb went off outside a police station. 14 people were also sent to the wounded. >> the libyan parliament has dismissed the prime minister- elect for rejecting his revised cabinet lineup. the criticized his ministerial choices saying they did not adequately represent all the regions and tribes. >> the opposition leader has declared she is willing to stand in the next presidential election in 2015. the national league for de
. the fukushima daiichi forced thousands to flee the towns and cities around the plant. some foreign residents ended up leaving japan, but many have returned to the places they once called home. nhk world tracks one woman's journey. >> bear, brown bear. >> brown bear. >> reporter: jones is from texas. ♪ >> reporter: she's teaching english in elementary and junior high schools. she was first drawn to japan by its natural beauty and culture. on march 11th last year, she was in the teachers' room at her high school when she found the most intense earthquake she'd ever experienced. she left the school and went home. sara speaks some japanese, but she couldn't make out the insistent announcement on the tv. she looked up the word and it meant evacuation. she's close to the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant, and the residents were being ordered to flee. she took shelter at the elementary school more than 60 kilometers from town. >> i evacuated with people. i was the only foreigner here, and no one spoke english, so it's a little lonely, i think. >> reporter: in her notebook, sarah recorded informatio
it for the western part of the then-divided city. for them there was no building, no collection, and a precedent for it. but there was the political will to create something new -- a german national history museum that was modern with a european orientation. today, the museum occupies berlin's old broke armory, which reopened in 2003 after being completely restored and gaining a modern engines y -- entrants -- entrance. the idea is to present new perspectives. >> we are history, and what we make is history and stories. like the stories of everyday life in east germany. in a photo exhibition shown on the 50th anniversary of the building of the berlin wall. learning from history with a view to the future is the museum's mission. >> in fact, it is a sign of a modern and self combination that can portray events from different perspectives. these new viewpoints enable us to gain new understanding. >> at its inception, the idea of a national disputed project, a 25 years on, the german historical museum has become a model for other national museums. >> do not go anywhere. we will be back right after th
, a rally is being planned for later this month in the city. the two suspects were stationed there. okinawa city officials are announces plans to -- they say they're expecting about 1,500 participants. >>> facebook executives announced they're in the red for the second straight quarter. business expansion costs have competed their projected growth. the social network's officials said revenues for the july to september period topped $1.2 billion. that's up over 30% from the same period last year. the surge in advertisement revenue was a contributing factor. but the firm spent more than research and development, payroll, and expanding operations, bringing it a net loss of $59 million. the number of facebook users hit 1 billion in september. but the site still hasn't turned a profit since going public in may. chief executive mark zuckerberg said the firm aims to launch new services for smartphones and tablets to boost revenues. some 60% of facebook members use mobile devices to access their accounts. >>> mobile users now have more ways to access their facebook. apple has unveiled a smaller ver
a musician. i got infected. >> he grew up in communist east germany when berlin was a divided city. he experienced prejudice early on. it was widespread in both parts of germany -- east and west. >> i got a political school because i was the only dark- skinned kid -- i got bullied at school. >> he made up a new identity for himself, telling people that he came from a country that germans liked. >> "why do you have black hair? why is your skin so brown?" "i am italian," and that was ok. then the gypsy, now considered a derogatory word, -- >> gypsy, now considered derogatory word, was a common term for the sinti. during the nazi era, insults and discrimination reached its height, culminating in the systematic murder of sinti and roma in concentration camps. the name of the street are heroes of a children's book, one of whom was a real person, a member of his family. it left a mark on the survivors. >> my grandfather would warn me not to play with german children, not to go up to their apartments where their parents were. he was truly afraid i would not get out of there alive. >> it took
at this construction site. city officials have shet down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sandbags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's very important. this will stop the water from going into the subway so we won't have a flood. >> irene last year didn't even look like this after it hit. >> forecasters say they expect the storm will pound a wide area for several days. and with just nine days to go before the u.s. presidential election, the hurricane is altering the schedule and strategies of the two main candidates. president barack obama was set to campaign in three key states on monday, but he cut his trip short and returned to washington to monitor the storm. in 2005 obama's predecessor george w. bush was harshly criticized for his slow response to hurricane katrina. the storm devastated the south of the united states including the city of new orleans. republican campaign evented eeds in the s of virginia on sunday. both campaigns are concerned about the negative impact of early voting. ballots cast ahead of the election account for 30% of
. this display opened in kobe, a city next to is a ka. sergeant chen helped organize the event. his grandfather moved the family to japan. he was born in kobe and has lived here all his life. he belongs to a community group of overseas chinese. through his photos, he wants to build friendship events organized by local chinese like him. >> i want everyone to know the history of the chinese living here, developing close relations with the japanese. >> reporter: cai has always been part of the local community, making lots of japanese friends. after a massive earthquake hit kobe in 1995, cai sprang into action. he rounded up supplies for evacuees sheltering in a school for chinese. >> translator: i did it as an individual. it was all about personal ties. whether you were japanese or chinese, it was irrelevant. we are and will be part of the local community. that's why i value my friendship with my japanese neighbors. >> reporter: but last month the islands' dispute sent anti-japanese demonstrators into the streets of chinese cities. and in kobe a school for chinese nationals was torched. the hostil
in the northern city, the deadly blast also injured dozens of people. atlanta government forces are also tracking militants online. the free syrian army strengthened his offensive last thursday in an effort to win control of the city. government forces responded with fierce air strikes. a free syrian army spokesperson tells nhk that assad mobilized 3,000 tanks in aleppo. >>> the people at japan's new nuclear watchdog are putting lessons learned from the fukushima daiichi disaster into practice. members of of the nuclear regulation authority want to expand evacuation zones around the nuclear plants, and they say residents should be armed with iodine tablets to protect against radiation exposure. any released a draft of new guidelines. nra officials released new guidelines. to explain the risks before distribution. they also say that maximum distance between nuclear plants and their emergency response centers should be increased from the current 20 kilometers to 30. they would prohibit locating these off-site buildings within 5 kilometers of facilities. it also includes proposals instructing reside
. it flipped in a city in the west of hunan the province. the firefighters who died in the fire had just arrived on the scene. smoke fills the picture. then orange flames are visible just before the explosion. the blast scattered debris and shook the camera. local reports say the tanker was carrying about 18 tons of liquefied natural gas and was still burning a day after the explosion. >>> bangkok's china town is home to one of the biggest communities of overseas chinese in the world. the area has stood near the end of the river for more than 200 years. food and architecture make it a big tourist attraction. but the community is under threat as bangkok rushes to modernize. >> reporter: the local name for bangkok's chinatown. the area was founded in the late 18th century in one of the oldest parts of bangkok. many of the buildings in chinatown have historical value. but parts are under threat. bangkok plans to ease the city's traffic congestion. many old buildings are slated for demolition. today the demolition has already started. some locals are being forced to evict from their homes. t
to youngstown, returning the city to its heyday as a steel and auto industry hub. recent years have seen the local economy take a sharp downturn. steel makers left, and the auto supply industry hit rock-bottom in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. many businesses were forced to shut their doors. bruce was a retired engineer at a company that made parts for general motors. he saw it all happen. >> so many good things and so many good people work here, and now to see it in such a state, it is really hurtful. >> he worked at delphi for 30 years. he did not just lose his job. like thousands of others, he lost much of his retirement money. >> my pension was reduced to about 30% at a time when i had four children in college. i was supposed to be in my best earning years, but it turned out to be just a horrible time. >> in a bid to save u.s. carmakers, the obama administration poured money into the industry. now, parts suppliers have found their feet again, but that does not impress bruce, who says he has lost faith in the government. >> it is impossible to believe that they say anything ho
world reports from islamabad. >> reporter: siakot is a city in east pakistan. at this garment factory, 150 men make uniforms for judo and karate. they work for japanese companies that moved its base here from china. >> translator: we are starting to receive orders from companies in europe, as well as japan. because of rising costs in china. >> reporter: pakistan's population is said to keep growing for the foreseeable future. more and more japanese companies see it as a promising market. the japanese company has formed a joint venture with local firm. their new factory began operations this month. the manufacture used in automobiles and electric appliances. >> translator: this is a huge market of 1 0 million people. but steel consumption is just 38 kilograms. we can expect usage of steel to grow sharply as more people buy cars, motor bikes, and appliances. >> reporter: the biggest obstacle to doing business in pakistan is poor security. in the southern city of karachi, gunfire is rampant. in karachi when japanese people go out by car they usually take an armed security guard with them
, the cathedral's 850th anniversary. >> zombies invaded the australian city of brace bane over the weekend. they terrified residents and brought traffic to a halt. but they say it was all for a good cause. the annual zombie walk supports medical research. >> we are raising money for the brain foundation. >> the concept for me is to be as gross and bloody and gory as possible because i want to be that disgusting zombie that everybody remembers. >> 15,000 zombies took part last year. they raised about $25,000. organizers say they think more walked this year and collected more money. some say they should try to get this year's zombie walk recognized as a guinness world record. >>> good weather continues until today. that is in tokyo, according to meteorologist robert speta. robert? >>> we are seeing sunny skies over much of japan, but we have this low-pressure area bringing heavy rain showers to the korean peninsula here, and now it's pushing off towards the east. first it will start to impact western japan and eventually into tokyo by about tuesday in your noon hours. with that, some heavy s
that buses are running again. but city officials say it will take at least a week to restore rail, water and other services. sandy has been losing strength since monday. its maximum momentary wind speed is around 65 kilometers per hour. the storm has pulled a mass of cold air from the north. snow is falling across eight states. some areas got more than 60 centimeters. and sandy's impact isn't just financial. the u.s. media has been looking at the political ramifications. the presidential election is just a week away and the candidates' response to the storm could affect the outcome. "the washington post" says sandy gave president barack obama the chance to show his ability as commander in chief. but it also said any missteps or move that appears politically motivated could cost him. "the post" says the disaster has put romney in a difficult position. one article says he faces the almost impossible task for defining himself in a story that has gripped the nation. romney's critics have pounced on a comment he made about the federal emergency management agency. he said the agency should be
named after one of the biggest cities in the northeast. more than 300 particants have come here from around the world and across japan. they include government officials, experts, and representatives of international organizations. they spent two days talking about the lessons of the march 11, 2011, disaster and subsequent recovery efforts. >> translator: we've learned a lot from our disaster recovery efforts. i believe it's critical for us to share these lessons with people around the world, and i'm making that another personal mission. >> we'll not be able to prevent the natural hazards that threaten people around the world. but working together, we can lower the dangers, prepare better, respond more quickly, lessen the costs, and first and foremost make the lives of people all over the world safer. >> reporter: panel discussions on tuesday focus on disaster preparedness in developing countries. world bank researchers compiled the report on the lessons learned from japan's recent earthquake. they have woven disaster risk management into their culture. schools, offices, and communit
are becoming he did. we at city hall believed that the dispute in the village could end badly. >> yes to gold. no to gold. while some fear the changes the mine would bring, the unemployed see it as their salvation and missed the economic crisis. politicians have a tough choice about what to do with the hidden treasure. >> nuclear power seems to be losing its appeal as the technology of the future worldwide, not least after the disaster in fukushima last year. even japan has announced it will phase it out, tremendous success for those who have been fighting against a source of energy they say is simply too risky. but some are still in favor of nuclear power, despite the risks. among them as belarus, one of the worst affected in the aftermath of chernobyl in 1986. yet, alexander lukashenko, known as europe's last dictator, is having a brand-new reactor built in his country. >> the northwest corner of belarus near the lithuanian corner, one of the lucky areas of the country that was not contaminated by the chernobyl nuclear disaster. a peculiar choice of location for the poverty-stricken nation
consolidated their grip on a city there. >> the southern port was the last urban stronghold of the islamist militia which made what it called a tactical retreat over the weekend. the al qaeda-linked militants were driven out of the capital last year and continue to control parts of southern somalia. finally, the world's biggest brief is in even worse shape than thought. a new study shows of st.'s great barrier week -- great barrier reef has lost over half its coral in just a single generation. >> this trillion institution of marine science says the pace of damages kicking up. cyclones of predatory starfish are the main causes along with: gas shipments and global warming. >> coral reefs provide the breeding ground for countless species of fish. the great barrier reef is no exception. commercial fishing is now mostly banned across much of the area. three 6 cents more than 2,600 kilometers along the us trillion coast. the northern part of the refinements largely intact. it is the southern part scientists are worried about. severe storms are said to have cost nearly 50 percent -- said to have c
dialogue. named after one of the main cities in the northeast. more than 300 participants have come here from across the world and across japan. they include government officials, experts, and representatives of international organizations. they spent two days talking about the 2011 disaster and subsequent recovery efforts. >> translator: we'ved learned a lot from our disaster recovery efforts. i think it's critical for us to share these lessons with people around the world. and i'm making that another personal mission. >> we'll not be able to prevent the natural hazards that threaten people around the world, but working together we can lower the dangers. prepare better, respond more quickly, lessen the costs, and first and foremost make the lives of people all over the world safer. >> reporter: panel discussions on tuesday focus on preparedness in countries. compiled a report based on the japan earthquake. japanese are woven into their culture. schools, offices, and communities hold regular drills to prepare for earthquakes and other events. the panel is recommended people in developing
the northeast. and what's fueling it, 27 for the high there in oklahoma city, winnipeg, though, only 10 on your friday. now over towards europe, also seeing a cooldown. we have this frontal area pushing across western europe off towards germany and poland, some autumn-like temperatures. london and paris at 12 and 13. yeah, still summer-like across the mediterranean, rome at 24 here on your saturday. here's your extended forecast. ♪ >>> and with that, we conclude this hour's "newsline." i'm james tengan in tokyo. thanks for watching.
seen the men before. the mayor of the city hosting many u.s. bases made this comment. >> translator: this clearly trampled on women's human rights. we will not tolerate this heinous crime. >> authorities in okinawa have dealt with seven cases since 1973 in which u.s. servicemen were arrested on charges of assaulting women. the case in 1995 involving a 12-year-old girl sparked large-scale protests. >>> u.s. ambassador to japan john roos says he takes the matter very seriously and promised to cooperate with japanese authorities. . >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says she takes responsibility for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. the ambassador and three other americans died. clinton made the remark in an interview with cnn. she stressed that president obama and vice president joe biden weren't involved in security decisions related to the consulate. the administration is facing criticism over precaution preca. the state department did not respond to requests for extra security at the consulate in the months before the attack. during thursday's vice pres
attacks in our cities, but the state still has not been able to defeat farc and the rebels have not been able to seize power. >> an estimated 5 million people have been displaced by the fighting on both sides of the border. many are stranded in southern colombia. after her husband was killed by farc militia, she and her husband were forced to flee their farm. -- she and her children were forced to flee their farm. now she lives here in poverty and still in fear for her family. >> letting my son go to ecuador to work was the worst decision of my life. he was abducted on the way their -- there. i do not know if he is alive or dead. my life has been a living hell for the past month and 12 days. >> despite her own concerns, she takes time to care for a neighbor who is critically ill. she can no longer walk. she lives here with her 9-year- old granddaughter, whose father was killed. her mother ran away to ecuador. now, her 70-year-old grandmother is terminally ill. despite the peace process, people still live under the continuous fear of violence. the local school was sprayed with bullets dur
been placed on alert. forecasters have warned the city could hit the northeast of the united states early next week. >> to sports and in golf, some of the world's best players are taking part in bmw master's in shanghai this weekend. >> peter house and currently tops the leader board with a score of 40 under par, but he will have to be careful of his teammate, who is just two shots behind him. sunday's winner will pick up a check for 900,000 euros. in formula one champion ship, the leader looks at another the weakened at the indiana grand prix on sunday. >> the german driver dominated both practice sessions, sending a clear signal to his competitors that he plans to back his fourth grand prix win in a row on sunday. his teammate was not far behind, however. his fiercest rival in the championship came in third in both sessions. watch out. ferrari still pretty fast. but maybe not fast enough. >> maybe not. we will be right back after the break. do not go away. >> welcome back. the eu calls it a test for democracy in the ukraine. the country is holding parliamentary elections of the we
for about two years. economic difficulties have forced cities to cut their budgets, so police had to find new ways to investigate crime. >> social media works. it's another tool in our arsenal and in law enforcement to solve crime. >> reporter: in may, seattle police investigated the shooting of five people in a cafe. the suspect got away. only nine minutes after the shooting, police made their first report on twitter. then a police officer at the scene started posting more details like the suspect's hair color, what he wore, and what kind of a car he used to get away. >> there is a lot of community concern. we wanted to make sure that people knew what the police department was doing to keep them safe. >> reporter: the los angeles county sheriff's department teaches staff the best way to use social media to solve crime. >> you can go back to those creative writing classes with the understanding that you have potential civil and criminal consequences for what you write. >> reporter: they warned writers not to use racially charged language and must never post rumors. the instructor teaches
will be gathering in the city on tuesday. some locals have opened an information center to make sure their stay goes smoothly. about 20,000 government representatives from around the world will attend meetings and other events throughout the week. local business people opened an information center in the district. staff will tell visitors about tourist destinations around the city. members of the japan national tourism organization are ready with maps and tablet devices to help people find restaurants and tourist sites. >> translator: i hope many visitors will get a sense of what's great about japan, tokyo. i'd like them to visit again and spread the word. >> they will get free wi-fi service and measure buildings. they will also take walking tours to see the district and the imperial palace. >>> employment figures in the united states show improvements in september as the presidential campaign heats up in the country the news could provide a boost to president barack obama. u.s. department officials say the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% last month down 0.3 percentage points since august. the low
in the city of kobe. they can't start the trial until april. any clinical test using ips cells first has to be screened by the health ministry. kyoto university professor yamanaka won the nobel peace prize this year for it. >>> north korean officials are trying to get their economy to grow. they gave japanese reporters their first look at one of their zones and shows them how they're trying to attract foreign investment. reporters from nhk and other japanese media visited a special economic zone in the port city of rason. the region is the the northeast bordering china and russia. it has three piers will long cranes. one pier is leased by chinese officials. they use it to ship coal to china. another is leased by russian officials. it's under repair. the seafood processing plant praised kim jong-un and encouraged to raise money. the plant processes 30,000 tons of shellfish and grab per year for export. the north koreans are trying to attract chinese tourists. they built a seaside hotel. the hotel has a casino and and staff. they may have invited japanese media to show they're rebuilding t
are fighting in cities of aleppo and homs. landed in a town in turkey and killed five people. turkey's troops have retaliated by firing into syria. to continue his tour in turkey and egypt. he hopes to go to syria next week and meet president assad. >>> now here's the three day world weather forecast. >>> that concludes this edition of "newsline." i'm keiko kitagawa in tokyo. thank you for joining us. .
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